As I move back into the income-earning world after many years of misdiagnosed and mismedicated mental illness, I no longer have the time to spare to blog extensively, yet blogging is what kept me going while I couldn’t manage anything… Read More ›
Tai Chi and Christianity – are they really incompatible?
Now, I’m no expert on either Tai Chi or Christianity but that’s never stopped me having an opinion before.;) So when I read this story about a group of mainly senior citizens being thrown out of a church hall for practicing… Read More ›
Sometimes one WTF? is not nearly enough
This is a very depressing example of a journalist being entirely taken in by an anti-vaccination crank, Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, spruiking his snake-oil at the U.S. Autism & Asperger Association’s regional conference on Saturday in Cherry Hill, Jersey.
Can I have a seat? Blogging Against Disablism Day, 2009
Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009 Strategically placed seating costs next to nothing for a business to implement. It requires no building modification. And it can make a huge difference to accessibility for some people with disabilities. Bouquets and Brickbats A… Read More ›
Quick Hit – Keira Knightly domestic violence ad banned from UK cinemas.
Because it’s too violent. What do they think domestic violence is? Link to article with embedded video here. I just watched it and it is quite graphic and disturbing. If you are a survivor of domestic violence then you may… Read More ›
Cos chicks shouldn’t dig SF! Especially hot ones!
Joss, Joss, Joss, don’t be such a big giant douche. Here is Joss Whedon accepting the Bradbury Award for screenwriting (part of the Nebula Awards): Note that in this set of Nebulas, the women dominated. Top honours were won by… Read More ›
Psychiatrists see reasonable adaptations to CFS, label it “cause” and “maladaptation”
There’s a whole industry that involves measuring the survival techniques and truths of people with CFS, then pointing the finger at them for causing their own illness with their Scientifically! Proven! personality “deficits”. Here’s the latest product of that industry…. Read More ›
101: A note to able-bodied readers
I just left this comment on the Painkiller Troubleshooting/Medicine is the best medicine thread from last month: I left this thread because I wondered whether my feelings about it were being unreasonably pissy. Now, nearly a month later, I’ve decided… Read More ›
Word of the Day – Hyperbole
Hyperbole (pronounced /ha??p??b?li/ hye-PER-buh-lee; “HYE-per-bowl” is a common mispronunciation) comes from ancient Greek “????????” (meaning excess or exaggeration) and is a figure of speech in which statements are exaggerated. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create… Read More ›